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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does she ask him to tell her about himself?

2. What do the two of them do without talking?

3. Into what does he see his grandmother crammed?

4. What experience does the stranger relate to him?

5. Why does Kathleen convince him to do this?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Kathleen begin to cry?

2. Why does the protagonist believe his grandmother is outside his room?

3. Of what does this insatiable feeling remind him?

4. What does the protagonist criticize in the first section of the novel?

5. Describe the protagonist's story about his teacher.

6. What does he tell the nurse? What is her response? Why does he feel this way?

7. To whom does he run in this memory? What does this person do?

8. What does this time with Kathleen trigger?

9. Why does the protagonist begin to tell the stranger his story?

10. What happens when the protagonist tries to eat a hamburger?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Gyula is the protagonist's friend.

Part 1) Describe Gyula. How is he a breath of fresh air for the protagonist?

Part 2) What does Gyula create for the protagonist? Why?

Part 3) how does Gyula's approach affect the protagonist? Has this helped the protagonist? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Dr. Paul Russel is a pivotal character in the story.

Part 1) Why is he a pivotal character?

Part 2) How does the protagonist interact with him? Why?

Part 3) How, in a sense, are the doctor/patient roles reversed?

Essay Topic 3

Shimon, the protagonist's friend, considers him a saint.

Part 1) Why does he consider him a saint? How does the protagonist feel about this?

Part 2) How does the protagonist mimic this thought later in the novel?

Part 3) Compare the person and reaction later in the novel to his reaction to being called a saint.

Part 4) What is the connection between this and the stranger on the ship and Gyula?

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